Culture on the Cheap
From The New York Shitty Inbox: Saw Something, Said Something
Filed under: 11211, Criminal Activity, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
A person we’ll call “X” writes today at 6:09 p.m.:
Hi Miss Heather. I am a lurker on New York Shitty and I pay special attention to your posts about crimes in the area.
I was jogging near the Williamsburg Bridge today and I spotted this guy:
He was unmistakable. I remembered him from your post a few weeks back. The yellow bike with the blue seat was the first thing I noticed. I trailed him for a little while and watched him pull on doors, checking if they were open. We made eye contact and that’s when I stopped and called the police.
I met with the police and showed them the guy’s picture and the posting and then I kept on running. Hope they get this punk today!
First off I want to thank X for contacting the police. Well done! Although I sincerely hope he/she made a spot-on identification and the police caught this fellow, the fact of the matter is someone trying doors (so as to find one which is unlocked) is bad news. I have said it before and I’ll say it again: please, please make sure your front doors are locked/secured. Do not simply “buzz” people into your building without discerning who he/she is— or better yet: meet/greet anyone desiring access to your building in person. Ask questions. If you see anything amiss, say something to the police. STAT.